SAVE THE DATE!
The 3rd Annual NYSTEA Transportation Equity ConferenceDownload flyer here
DATE + TIME
March 19, 201410:00am – 4:00pmFree and Open to the PublicLight breakfast and lunch will be provided
The Albany RoomOne Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242Click here for travel directions to the conferenceTravel scholarships are available but space is limited. Please contact us soon to reserve a space.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
A one-day event bringing together advocates, practitioners, policy-makers, and transit-riders from around the state to discuss and organize for equity in local and regional transportation.
CONFERENCE AGENDA AND SPEAKERS
9:30 – 10:00 AMCoffee and Registration
10:00 – 10:15 AMOpening Statement and Audience Introductions
10:15 – 11:15 AMThe Future of Funding for Mass Transit in NY State: Reversing the trend of inadequate and unequal revenuePanel Discussion and Q+A– Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign– Ron Epstein, Chief Financial Officer, NY State Department of Transportation– James F. Brennan, NYS Assembly, 44th District (Chair, Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions)– Bob Zerillo, New York Public Transportation Association
11:15 – 11:55 AMAffordable Housing and Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD): Preventing Displacement and Creating OpportunityPresentation and Q+A– Peter Fleischer, Executive Director, Empire State Future– Bob Galvin (AICP), Vice-chair, Washingtonville Housing Alliance, and Village Planner, Village of Mamaroneck
11:55 – 1:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 – 2:10 PMNYSTEA Coalition Member Presentations: How the grassroots are reinventing transportation in Long Island, Syracuse, Buffalo, Poughkeepsie, and NYCPresentations and Q+A– Nadine Lemmon, Albany Legislative Advocate, Tri-State Transportation Campaign– Blair Goodman, Organizer, Community Voices Heard (Poughkeepsie)– Anita Halasz, Executive Director, Long Island Jobs with Justice– Pete King, The Partnership for Onondaga Creek (Syracuse)– Louis Bailey, Community Organizer, Transit Riders Action Committee (NYC)– Doug Funke, President, Citizens for Regional Transit (Buffalo)
2:10 – 3:00 PMTransit Manufacturing and Economic Opportunity in NY: How procuring NY’s transit equipment from local manufacturers can create jobs and improve transit servicePanel Discussion and Q+A– Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice– Emily Goldstein, Statewide Organizer, Alliance for Greater New York– John Lyons, President, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1179– John E. Lacey, Assistant President, General Directing Chairman, International Association of Machinists (IAM), District 19 (Hornell, NY)
3:00 – 3:50 PMSafe Walking and Biking for All: Ensuring disadvantaged communities have access to well-designed bike/ped infrastructurePanel Discussion and Q+A– Aurash Khawarzad, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice– Leah Golby, City of Albany Common Council, Ward 10– Fran Gotcsik, New Yorkers for Active Transportation– Jessame Hanus, The Biking Public Project– Sarah Timmins DeGregory, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn District Public Health Office
3:50 – 4:00 PMClosing Remarks
FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT
Aurash Khawarzad, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justiceaurash@weact.org(212) 961-1000 ext. 312